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Ex-Arsenal striker: Ospina selection just strange

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas can't understand why manager Arsene Wenger went with David Ospina against PSG.

The Gunners drew 1-1 with the French champions after Alexis Sanchez scored a late equaliser.

Ospina, who deputised for Petr Cech, put in a man of the match performance for Arsenal but Nicholas was still critical of Arsene Wenger's team selection.

"The change has been made but to be fair to Ospina he was good all night," he told Sky Sports.

"It's just strange. I don't see why you take the risk. It's the hardest game they face in their first game of the competition. Go and lay down a marker.

"PSG are no way as fluid as they have been over the last few years but Arsenal made them look better than they were.

"Arsenal could have ended up winning it but I'm delighted with a draw because Arsenal did not play well at all.

"They've got away with it tonight but they must liven up and play their best players."

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